This Sunday, during their match against the Yass Magpies, the Goulburn Bulldogs will hold a fundraiser to raise money and awareness in the fight against Parkinson's disease locally.
This is the second year running that the Bulldogs have hosted the fundraiser, and this year's edition will see the Goulburn players take to the field in specially designed jerseys to show their support.
"After a good win on the weekend [against the Queanbeyan Roos], we go into this Parkinson's round on a high note," Bulldogs president Joe Stephens said.
The fundraiser aims to pay for the services of a specialist Parkinson's nurse to work among the Goulburn-Yass region.
The 2018 fundraiser saw the Bulldogs raise a total of $1,580. Stephens said that the club does not have a specific goal in mind for this year, and simply hopes that Goulburn turns out to show its support for a good cause.
"Any amount helps," Stephens said.
"It's always good to get behind a local charity. Wearing the jumpers has been in the pipeline since last year's game. It's good that it's early season this year where the sun's out and the Goulburn community can get behind it."
The Bulldogs are coming off a strong win over the Queanbeyan Roos in round one, and head coach Adam Kyle expects the Yass Magpies to be stern opposition on Sunday.
"I'm really good friends with Cam [Hardy], their coach, and I know what kind of coach he is," Kyle said.
"He'll have them very well drilled, and he'll have them fit. So we need to make sure we turn up next week with the same application we had, but better execution."
Kyle added that the fundraiser "is something that's really important to us", and expects his team to play to the occasion.
Tonight will also see the Workers Club host a cocktail party in support of the cause. Both the Yass and Goulburn teams will be in attendance, and a jersey signed by both sides will be auctioned off.
Those who attend the party will also be treated to free entry to Sunday's match, which will kick off from 2.15pm at the Goulburn Workers Arena.